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I-D ACTION:draft-klensin-dns-role-03.txt

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	Title		: Role of the Domain Name System
	Author(s)	: J. Klensin
	Filename	: draft-klensin-dns-role-03.txt
	Pages		: 
	Date		: 19-Jun-02
The original function and purpose of the DNS is reviewed, and
contrasted with some of the functions into which it is being forced
today and some of the newer demands being placed upon it or suggested
for it.  A framework for an alternative to placing these additional
stresses on the DNS is then outlined.  This document and that
framework are not a proposed solution, only a strong suggestion that
the time has come to begin thinking more broadly about the problems
we are encountering and possible approaches to solving them.
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